Sumner McAllister, MD
Having grown up in Bellingham, it was wonderful to return in 2018 to practice family medicine in my hometown. The practice experiences my wife (who is also a physician) and I have had around the U.S. are now blended with the opportunities and unique features of the Pacific Northwest.
My 20+ years as a family physician follow in the footsteps of my father and many close friends. Helping patients maintain good health and prevent illness are my main priorities, but I recognize health isn’t a constant. We need to use available tools- such as good communication, technology, and traditional and alternative medical treatments to return patients to health in a timely and safe manner. I remain committed to the biopsychosocial model of health and aim to optimize these elements in my daily opportunities with patients and families.
My wife and I are excited to live, work and play in Bellingham. Our grown children are off on their own life adventures but frequently return to the area to enjoy the many joys of the area. The outdoor adventures of hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving and fishing are where you’ll likely find me if I’m not at the office.
- Family Medicine
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